Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Labrisomidae
Etymology: Paraclinus: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone (Ref. 45335); arcanus: Named for its habit of hiding underneath rocks (secretive).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 3 m (Ref. 43114), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 5°S - 23°S
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43114)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 30 - 32;
soft rays: 18 - 20;
Vertebrae: 36. Higher number of dorsal fin spines. Has a short nuchal cirrus with 2-4 small projections, cirrus never in the shape of a rounded lappet (rounded with short points on its margin in P. fasciatus). Has a wide scaleless area along the anterior portion of dorsal fin base (narrow area in P. fasciatus). Scales present on pectoral fin base (absent in P. cingulatus) (Ref. 43114).
Inhabit shallow reef habitats. Smallest ripe female 2.25 cm SL (Ref. 43114).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Guimarães, R.Z.P. and A.C.L.H. de Bacellar, 2002. Review of the Brazilian species of Paraclinus (Teleostei: Labrisomidae), with descriptions of two new species and revalidation of Paraclinus rubicundus (Starks). Copeia 2002(2):419-427. (Ref. 43114)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00192 - 0.01191), b=3.09 (2.87 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .